by Donna Grant
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]HOT BLOODED: Part I is the first in an exclusive four-part e-serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!
Even from a distance, Iona knew that he was the kind of man who would cause her infinite trouble. The kind that left a trail of broken hearts wherever he went…But she wanted a closer look at him, to see the color of his eyes. So she walked up to the bar and took a seat, her breath locking in her chest when his gunmetal gaze turned to her.
A WOMAN SEEKING THE TRUTH
Iona is desperate to learn the truth about her dead father. But when she returns to Scotland, she meets Laith—a dragon and a Dark King—who has secrets of his own, secrets she must uncover. However, the passion that burns between them catches Iona off guard, leaving her breathless and vulnerable as it threatens to drown them both in pleasure too powerful to deny…[/learn_more]
(1001 Dark Nights #12)
by Julie Kenner
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]From the first moment I saw him, I knew that Rainer Engel was like no other man. Dangerously sexy and darkly mysterious, he both enticed me and terrified me.
I wanted to run–to fight against the heat that was building between us–but there was nowhere to go. I needed his help as much as I needed his touch. And so help me, I knew that I would do anything he asked in order to have both.
But even as our passion burned hot, the secrets in Raine’s past reached out to destroy us … and we would both have to make the greatest sacrifice to find a love that would last forever.[/learn_more]
(The Inheritance Trilogy #1-3)
by N.K. Jemisin
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Inheritance Trilogy omnibus includes the novels: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, The Kingdom of Gods, and a brand new novella set in the same world: The Awakened Kingdom.
A REALM OF GODS AND MORTALS.
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.[/learn_more]
by Stacey Jay
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.
Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora’s throne ten years ago.
Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it’s too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?[/learn_more]
by Shawntelle Madison
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Everyone wants to either be a member of the Guild or work for them. Little does the populace know that the Guild hides sinister secrets…
For Tate Sullivan, life in her small, coastal town is far from glamorous. The affluent lives of the Guild members and their servants isn’t something she has ever wanted. But all sixteen year-olds must take a simple test, and Tate’s result thrusts her into the Guild’s world, one where they hide horrible plans for those they select. Tate must fight the relentless General Dagon for control of her mind, body, and soul to keep the one precious thing she has always taken for granted: herself.
Her only ally is the same handsome boy she is pitted against in General Dagon’s deadly game. Quinn desires nothing more than to end the life of General Dagon who has taken over Tate’s mind. While romance blooms between Tate and Quinn, General Dagon plots to eventually take over Tate’s body, and love might end before it even begins.
One part Invasion of the Body Snatchers and one part Robert Heinlein’s classic I Will Fear No Evil, Under My Skin blends glamour with terror.[/learn_more]
(The Internment Chronicles #1.5)
by Lauren DeStefano
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Before Morgan, there was Daphne, the girl who asked too many questions and changed everything… This original enovella set in the world of The Internment Chronicles is a gripping prequel to Perfect Ruin.
In this look back at Daphne, before her subversive paper led to her murder by order of the king, Daphne witnesses her seven-year-old sister Amy having a seizure-like event, a result of injuries sustained when she wandered too close to the Edge. Government doctors insist these seizures are punishment for Amy’s bad behavior, but Daphne disagrees. Obsessed with finding out what lured her sister out there to the Edge to begin with, Daphne leads Judas, her betrothed, a young man with his own secrets, on an expedition near the Edge to reconstruct her sister’s fateful event. But how close is too close?[/learn_more]
by Romina Russell
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain….
Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.
When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancrian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.
Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.
But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?
Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.[/learn_more]
(Falling Kingdoms #3)
by Morgan Rhodes
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series
Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .
THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.
THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia’s overpowering magic—all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.
THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.
The only certainty in these dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica. . . . but the four element gods of the Kindred have other plans.[/learn_more]
by Rachel Tafoya
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Bianca St. Germain works at a Night House, a place where vampires like the aristocratic Jeremiah Archer pay to feed on humans, and she doesn’t much care what others think of her. The money is good, and at least there, she’s safe. Bianca also doesn’t care that the Night House is killing her. All she cares about is nauth, the highly addictive poison in vampire bites that brings a euphoria like no drug ever could. But when Bianca meets James, a reclusive empath who feels everything she does, for the first time, she considers a life outside of the Night House and a someone worth living for. But Jeremiah has decided to keep Bianca for himself; he won’t allow her to walk away. As she allows her feelings for James to grow, she struggles to contain nauth’s strong hold on her life. If they are to have a future, James must make her see what she’s worth and what she means to him, before Jeremiah and nauth claim her for good.[/learn_more]|
by Alexandra Monir
|[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery.
“There’s something hidden in the maze.”
Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.
For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.
Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.
Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.[/learn_more]
Huh, very little PNR/UF releasing this week
Celine recently posted…Graphic Novel Review: Midas Flesh, Vol. 1 by Ryan North
This week is all about YA apparently.
I know I don’t get to stop by every day but I really like the holiday theme!
Dolly recently posted…Marta Reviews: Sleeping with the Boss (Anderson Brothers #1) by Marissa Clarke
Thanks, Dolly! It just went live yesterday, so you’re not too far behind. 🙂
So winter-y here. Lol. I just ordered a couple of books from this list. Bad, bad. >.<
Joy (Joyousreads) recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday : Best Discoveries of 2014
Well, we’re supposed to get 15cm+ of snow tomorrow, so I wanted the blog to match. LOL!
I keep hearing good things about Wicked on several blogs. I may need to check that one out. 🙂
Cynthia recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday
Jennifer L. Armentrout is usually a pretty safe bet.
Not a big list this week and yet there are still THREE books on here that I’d really like to have. 🙂 Santa’s sleigh is going to be weighed down with all the books I’m asking for! 😉
I like your holiday look here, Carmel. Have a great day!
Bookworm Brandee recently posted…**Teaser Tuesday ~ #47**
There goes your plan to spend money on other peeps this week eh? Better luck next time. 😉
Thanks for the holiday theme love!
Look at all the snowflakes! No, I will not be dragged into winter. It is still kinda nice outside.
Nathan ( recently posted…Fantasy Review: ‘The Broken Kingdoms’ by N.K. Jemisin
Speak for yourself. Winter arrived back in November. Might as well make the most of it!
I couldn’t resit buying Wicked JLA and Under My Skin has me very curious!
Yay, I like the snowflakes! Thanks for the list : )
You gotta love the cover of Under My Skin! I have yet to read any of Madison’s YA. The snowy background is much nicer than the real thing. Shoveling sucks!
Great releases this week, thanks for posting this!
kindlemom1 recently posted…Review: Bonfire Night by Deanna Raybourn
It’s slowing down a wee bit, but there are still plenty of great options.
Wow. How gorgeously simple is the cover for No Intention of Dying? I hadn’t seen it before Carmel! You already know I enjoyed Suspicion (another stunning cover), and I’ve been hearing really great things about Princess of Thorns. Can’t wait to get my hands on that one!
I came across No Intention of Dying this past weekend, and just HAD to add it to my list. Looking forward to your review of Princess of Thorns!
I’m still completely in love with the cover for JLA’s WICKED! That dress <3 LOL I've been in love with it since it was first revealed. That being said, I've heard so much about these books and i'm excited to give them a chance!
Lily recently posted…Harder (Caroline and West#2): Review
Who can resist a girl in a pretty dress? And, it kicks off a new series to boot. Win/win!
I love the covers of most of these. My next test of my budget will be the 30th. The releases that week are OUTSTANDING 🙂
Felicia the Geeky Blogger recently posted…Top Off Tuesday: Holiday Interlude by Melissa F Hart
I know! All of my new releases posts for December are scheduled, and that one in particular is differently going to take a toll on my bank account.
I just bought Wicked and quit. Thanks for all the temptations!
Lorna recently posted…Review: A Vampire’s Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden
You’re supposed to spend time with your family over the holidays, not read. 😉
Everyone is buzzing about the new Armentrout and Princess of Thorns. I am waiting for the reviews. I am not hte biggest Armentrout fan. Another quiet week, isn’t it.
Heidi recently posted…Tell Me Something Tuesday #81: Cookie Exchange
I’ve only read one novel by Armentrout, and like you, I wasn’t overly impressed. Best to let other peeps do the legwork for us!
mmm nothing for me this week 🙂
aurian recently posted…Nora Roberts – The last honest woman
Ah well, can’t blame a girl for trying!
The only one I wanted to read from that list was Princess of Thorns and I already read it… so… 🙁
BookaholicCat recently posted…2014 Audiobook Challenge Wrap-Up Post
Turn that frown upside down! This just means more time to work on your TBR.
That’s a good way to see it. 😉
BookaholicCat recently posted…Review: The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning
A few books I didn’t know about. I just bought Jason by Laurell K Hamilton and still need to find time to read it.
Mary Kirkland recently posted…Word Verification Glitch on Blogger
You’re slacking, Mary! You’ve had that book for a whole week now. 😛
Ooh I didn’t know Julie Kenner had another PNR out. I like her, she’s a cool lady. Met her a couple of times. Ok so thanks for making my GR grow again lol
Julie S. recently posted…My True Love Gave To Me Review
It’s just over 100 pages, so it’s not that big of a burden, especially if she’s one of your fav authors.
Debating picking up the Inheritance trilogy omnibus. Other than that, nothing much for me this week. I’d like to grab Gathering Darkness at some point, but I need to read the second book first.
Love the new wintry theme, btw!
Mogsy recently posted…Book Review: City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter
Even if you only grab Inheritance, that’s still three books.
So freaking excited for Wicked. I didn’t even know Armentrout was releasing a new series. so out of the loop!
Jennifer Bielman recently posted…Review: Master Over You by Ethan Winters & Cerys du Lys
Really? How could you not? It’s been all over the blogosphere these past few weeks. Get your nose out of your book. 😉
I had Wicked preordered and devoured it on release night itself! I’m still thinking of getting Zodiac, Princess of Thorns and Suspicion!
Pili recently posted…Waiting On Wednesday #72!!
I remember the good ol’ days when I used to read novels in a single day… Four books for you this week, not too shabby!
Suspicion just didn’t come together for me. I am curious about Zodiac but was too booked. I may try it after I read some reviews.
kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry
Aah, that’s too bad. Such a pretty cover! Zodiac looks interesting, but I’m scheduled through ’til March. *sigh*
And there’s another 4 on the TBR. Gee thanks. 😛
Leila recently posted…Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel (Blog Tour Review, Honest as Always)
I just won a $50 Amazon GC from author Keri Lake yesterday, so I have some shopping to do!
A great list of books! I’m reading Wicked at the moment and loving it.
Thanks for sharing Carmel, a few of the covers have me interested.
Sharon – Obsession with Books recently posted…Review: Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
Excellent! I only read NA sparingly, but I’m tempted by Wicked…
Oh no a good week! hehe. Princess of Thorns was quite good and I’ve heard good things about Suspicion (plus pretty cover) The inheritance trilogy also looks interesting. Don’t worry I’m not going to buy all those books. I’m behaving myself. Honest.
Molly Mortensen recently posted…Angelfall and World After by Susan Ee
Only half the books, right? A girl has to have some restraint after all. 😉
I have Suspicion and I’m interested int he Stacey Jay book even though I’ve read mixed reviews.
P.S. Love the new design.
Good stuff! Hopefully they both end up being worth your while. TY for the design love!